Loading
Pro-life students start scholarship fund for pregnant college women

.- A pro-life organization at St. Louis University is working to ensure that no pregnant college student has to choose between her baby and her education.  The student group recently announced its efforts to establish an endowed scholarship to assist pregnant women with their educational costs.

Students for Life recently announced the new scholarship at an event during the university’s Respect Life Week, celebrated October 3 -12, reports the St. Louis Review. 

Members of the organization explained that the need for a scholarship is out there.  “There are students reaching out to us, saying ‘I could use this scholarship," Kathleen Neuner, past president of Students for Life, told the St. Louis Review. "The need is there."

According to Feminists for Life, nearly 10 % of college women become pregnant each year.  However, Students for Life reports, little is being done on campuses to meet this need.  Particularly at SLU, “there are no significant resources available to pregnant and parenting students at Saint Louis University (financial, housing, or childcare),” the organization says.

Additionally, Students for Life’s website states, pregnant students are rarely seen on campus leading to the conclusion that “SLU is not a welcoming environment for pregnant or parenting students,” and that many students have to choose “between staying at SLU and achieving their goals and having a baby.”

So far, Students for Life has raised nearly a quarter of its goal of $25,000, the minimum amount necessary to establish an endowment.  When the goal is reached, the endowment will provide $1,000 to students in need of the financial resources.

The scholarship also is just one of several achievements of the group, which in recent years "has turned into a real training ground for leaders in the pro-life movement," staff adviser and SLU campus minister Steve Fowler told the Review.

The group has also been involved in several other projects on campus and within the community including creating and distributing brochures, hosting a baby shower at a local women’s shelter, participating in the campaign to ban human cloning and organizing talks on contraception.

For more information on Students for Life or to make a contribution to their endowed scholarship fund, visit: pages.slu.edu/org/sfl/about.html


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis visits poor neighborhood and meets with young people from Argentina
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida
Denver rally draws hundreds in support of religious freedom
Pope Francis prays over a sick man in St Peter's Square
Denver women's clinic will offer natural, Catholic care
Interview Clips: Barbara Nicolosi speaks to CNA
US Cardinals press conference at North American College
Pope Benedict to retire to monastery inside Vatican City
Pope cites waning strength as reason for resignation
Hundreds convene in Denver to urge respect for life
New Orange bishop encourages Catholic unity in diversity
Chinese pro-life activist calls for reform, international attention
At Lincoln installation, Bishop Conley says holiness is success
Mother Cabrini shrine reopens in Chicago after a decade
Ordination of 33 deacons fills St. Peter's with joy
Cardinal says "Charity is the mother of all the virtues"
Augustine Institute expands evangelization effort with new campus
Bishops recall 'Way of St. James' as chance to trust in God
Los Angeles cathedral's newest chapel houses Guadalupe relic
Apr
17

Liturgical Calendar

April 17, 2014

Holy Thursday

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Jn 13:1-15

Gospel
Date
04/17/14
04/16/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Ex 12:1-8, 11-14
Second Reading:: 1 Cor 11:23-26
Gospel:: Jn 13:1-15

Homily of the Day

Jn 13:1-15

Homily
Date
04/17/14
04/16/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: